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US plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.and more »

Ambassador: US decision to approve Taiwan arms undermines US-China relations - CNN

(CNN) The US' decision to go ahead with the sale of a $1.4 billion arms package to Taiwan threatens to undermine US-Chinese relations, China's ambassador to Washington said. Speaking to the People's Daily newspaper Thursday, Ambassador Cui Tiankai ...and more »

US, Hardening Line on China, Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The State Department approved on Thursday selling more than $1 billion in arms to Taiwan in yet another sign that the Trump administration is embracing a far more confrontational approach with China. Heather Nauert, a State Department ...and more »

US Imposes New Sanctions Over North Korea Ties - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company and two Chinese citizens in an effort to crack down on North Korea's financing and development of weapons of mass destruction. The sanctions ...and more »

China 'outraged' by $1.42 billion planned US arms sales to Taiwan - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States to revoke immediately its “wrong decision” to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a “consensus” President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in ...and more »

China demands US nix $1.4B arms deal with Taiwan - CBS News

BEIJING -- China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sale would severely damage China's sovereignty and ...and more »

US announces sanctions on Chinese bank, arms-sales package for Taiwan - Washington Post

The Trump administration on Thursday announced new sanctions on a Chinese bank accused of laundering money for North Korean companies and approved a $1.4 billion arms sales package for Taiwan, a pair of measures that is certain to ruffle feathers in ...and more »

US-China honeymoon over: Washington sanctions Chinese bank and sells arms to Taiwan - The Guardian

Experts say relationship is cooling between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping as US loses patience over North Korea and South China Sea. Tom Phillips in Hong Kong and Oliver Holmes in Bangkok. Fri 30 Jun 2017 00.33 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 ...and more »

Taiwan arms sale, North Korea sanctions outrage Beijing in test of US-China ties under Trump - Washington Post

BEIJING — Call it President Trump's hamburger diplomacy. On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and a clutch of American cattlemen in 10-gallon hats gathered at a chic hotel in Beijing to sip champagne and ...and more »

Why Trump's $1.42bn Taiwan arms sale could backfire with China - The Guardian

The president is laying down crude reminders before his meeting with Xi, but Beijing tends to react badly to bullying. Simon Tisdall. Fri 30 Jun 2017 08.45 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.41 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »